Poetry in the Woods: A Weekend with David Whyte, March 1-3, 2019

David Whyte

We're thrilled to present our 7th annual Poetry in the Woods weekend, an inspired gathering with David Whyte on IslandWood’s 250 acres of open meadow, inviting forest, and infinite possibility.

This year's theme is The Art & Practice of Creating A More Beautiful Mind. The weekend with David Whyte will examine the role of the imagination as a faculty of perception, a central integrative intelligence able to discern the complex patterns that surround human beings. To pay attention to this unique intelligence requires courage, as it often reveals the internal and external changes that are needed to meet newly understood circumstances.

Join David for a look at the way the imagination allows us to create a central leverage point from which to act; one that relies less on engaging the will and more on a way of being in the world that awakens a rested, alert intelligence with the courage to simplify, to act, and to have a life worth living at the center of our endeavors.

Irish musicians and singers Owen & Moley O’Suilleabhain will entertain and IslandWood will nourish and nurture, through delicious cuisine, comfortable lodging, and 250 acres of forested trails and meadows to find beauty and peace. This event is not to be missed!

For questions about the event or assistance with registration, contact events@islandwood.org.

For more information about David's work visit: www.davidwhyte.com

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Weekend Schedule

Please stay tuned for more details and a full schedule for the weekend!

Accommodations at IslandWood

Accommodations are provided in one of four Northwest-style lodges at IslandWood. Each lodge features an expansive gathering space, a Great Room, complete with rustic artisan furniture and a soaring hand-hewn fireplace made from indigenous stone. The spacious guestrooms sleep four to six adults in a combination of queen beds and twin bunks. Each guestroom contains a private bathroom, separate from the shower, plus laundry and refrigeration located nearby within each lodge. Complimentary wireless internet service is available throughout our campus and the staff is on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Dining at IslandWood


Our innovative chefs showcase local, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients in exquisite meals that reflect both the current season and the bounty of our unique Northwest location. All meals are served family style in our Dining Hall, where you can share in the bounty of the meal with all of David’s guests.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund, less a service charge of $100 per person is given for cancellations received by February 1, 2019.  Regrettably, no refunds can be made for all cancellations received on or after February 2, 2019.